Trichodysplasia Spinulosa – Complete Information

Trichodysplasia Spinulosa is a rare skin condition characterized by painless erythematous papules on the face with folliculocentric keratin spines. This is caused by a virus called trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus (TSPyV) and occurs in patients who get organ transplants. This weakens the immune system.

It can not only affect the nose, cheeks, and forehead but also the eyelashes and eyebrows causing hair loss.

How to treat Trichodysplasia Spinulosa?

The main treatment for Trichodysplasia Spinulosa is the reduction of immunosuppression. Topical cidofovir, retinoids, and oral valganciclovir are some other treatments.